Tuesday, July 24 2012 9:37 PM EDT2012-07-25 01:37:23 GMT
Kenton County leaders are holding a meeting Tuesday night to discuss changing the way residents pay for 911 service. The Kenton County Fiscal Court may vote to put 911 services on utility bills sinceFull Story >
Kenton County leaders are holding a meeting Tuesday night to discuss changing the way residents pay for 911 service.Full Story >
Wednesday, May 30 2012 11:46 PM EDT2012-05-31 03:46:29 GMT
The Kenton County Fiscal Court held a public forum about the consolidation of emergency dispatch centers. Funding options were talked about during the meeting at Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills. KentonFull Story >
The Kenton County Fiscal Court held a public forum about the consolidation of emergency dispatch centers.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:00:58 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionFull Story >
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:57 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:57:26 GMT
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History. Before Monday's EF5 tornado in Oklahoma, there had only been 58 in the United States since 1950, when reliable records began. That number isFull Story >
EF5 tornadoes are a very rare occurrence in U.S. History.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:53 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:53:13 GMT
The Cincinnati Tea Party announced that it will protest the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. The protest will begin at Fountain Square at noon on TuesdayFull Story >
The Cincinnati Tea Party protested the IRS on Tuesday over the targeting of liberty groups regarding their tax status. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:28:41 GMT
The American Red Cross is accepting donations to aid in their response. Donations can be made a www.redcross.org or by texting REDCROSS to 90999. To donate $10 to the Salvation Army, text 80888 or visitFull Story >
Here are ways to help victims of the Moore, OK tornado.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 4:05 PM EDT2013-05-21 20:05:14 GMT
A Kentucky man has been arrested after Transportation Security Administration officers at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) spotted a loaded gun in his carry-on bag at the checkpointFull Story >
A Kentucky man has been arrested after Transportation Security Administration officers at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) spotted a loaded gun in his carry-on bag at the checkpoint.Full Story >
KENTON COUNTY, KY (FOX19) -
If you live in Covington and call 911 for an ambulance or cop, starting this weekend your call will be going to the county's dispatch center in Independence.
The City of Covington decided not to fund the 911 call center which had been in the city for years. It will be moving to the Kenton County Dispatch Center which is located at the Kenton County Police facility on Independence Pike.
"Currently now if you live in Covington and you're on your cell phone and you dial 911 it's possible that you'll get our communications center and we'll have to transfer you," said Ed Butler, the Director of the Kenton County Center. "So our hope is that by putting them under one roof that will really reduce some of that duplication that occurs and we'll be able to get officers to you more quickly, firefighters to you more quickly and we don't have to redirect your call when you need help."
They've also remodeled the center and while they have new equipment, they have the same people who led the Covington Center for years. They hired all 12 of Covington's dispatchers.
"We're gaining a lot of experienced folks that understand the City of Covington, know the geography, know the officers, know the firefighters, know the residents, so we're really blessed that in this situation we're able to add experienced, talented employees and hit the ground running," Butler added.
Computers, GPS and maps will help dispatchers even if they aren't familiar with the area. "It's less than an issue than it was perhaps 20 years ago so we can certainly overcome some of that lack of knowledge of having grown up there perhaps or worked there for many years but that knowledge of knowing an area certainly does help," said Butler.
The change will start at 6 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundFull Story >
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastFull Story >
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:44 AM EDT2013-05-21 13:44:48 GMT
Eastbound 275 is closed this morning at the Kellogg due to a roll-over accident with an entrapment. The one car accident happened just after 3A-M. The car landed in the median. One person was takenFull Story >
Officers say speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors in the crash. Jones was wearing his seatbelt. Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 5:35 PM EDT2013-05-20 21:35:49 GMT
(RNN) - On May 3, 1999, an F5 tornado touched down near Chickasha, OK and cut northeast through the state before dissipating near Midwest City, OK.Monday's tornado that devastated Moore, OK closely followedFull Story >
In 1999, Oklahoma City saw an F5 tornado that caused more than $1 billion in damage. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:22 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:22:59 GMT
Cincinnati Firefighters are responding to a fire in the 1800 of Jackson Street in Lincoln Heights. Witnesses reported seeing flames on the back side of the building. The location was known as "The SugarFull Story >
Crews from Woodlawn, Evendale and Wyoming are on the scene. The fire is out but the building is still smoking. Full Story >
A 23-year-old father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive. Police were called to the parking lot of Headland's State Park in Painesville Township on Sunday around 10:15 p.m. afterFull Story >
A Lake County, Ohio father is charged after allowing his 9-year-old daughter to drive.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:39:58 GMT
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley. It happened just before 10 p.m. Monday night at the location on Madison Road. Initial reports are that two men with guns enteredFull Story >
Police are looking for the suspects who robbed the Fresh Market in Oakley.Full Story >
Monday, May 20 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-21 02:00:13 GMT
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office. She retired in January 2013 as an Area Manager in Exempt Organizations Determinations. Esrig saysFull Story >
Bonnie Esrig worked for the IRS for 38 years, many of which were spent in the Cincinnati field office.Full Story >
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